Our Opportunities

Welcome to the Winona State University Scholarship Application! We are now accepting applications for the 2020/2021 academic year.

Through the efforts of the Winona State University Foundation and the generosity of private donors, we offer numerous scholarships each academic year. Scholarship award amounts vary and may not represent total tuition costs. Things considered in the selection process include demonstrated academic success, donor-stipulated criteria, and financial need.

The scholarships listed below are WSU scholarships offered by various colleges, departments, and offices throughout the University. Click on the scholarship name to learn more about the opportunity. Get started on your scholarship search now. It’s as easy as 1-2-3!

  1. Sign on the system with your WSU Star ID and password.
  2. Complete the General Application and any supplemental applications presented. The system syncs with your data. You are automatically matched with scholarship opportunities for which you meet the criteria and the system provides additional “recommended” scholarships that may be available to you.
  3. After you complete the applications, you’re done! If you are awarded a scholarship you will receive an award email to your WSU email address. You can also check on the status of your application by logging back into the system at any time.

For detailed information on how to use this system, download our Frequently Asked Questions or contact scholarships@winona.edu

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
$1,200.00 Class of 1955 Scholarship
The Class of 1955 Scholarship is for full-time undergraduate freshman students. Criteria 1. Each recipient must be an undergraduate student...
The Class of 1955 Scholarship is for full-time undergraduate freshman...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $1,200.00
Deadline02/15/2020
$700.00 Class of 1956 Scholarship
The Class of 1956 Scholarship is for full-time undergraduate students who graduated from a high school in the United States. Preference will be...
The Class of 1956 Scholarship is for full-time undergraduate students...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $700.00
Deadline02/15/2020
$1,100.00 Class of 1957 Scholarship
The Class of 1957 Scholarship is for full-time undergraduate freshmen students who have demonstrated financial need through the Winona State...
The Class of 1957 Scholarship is for full-time undergraduate freshmen...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $1,100.00
Deadline02/15/2020
$1,500.00 Class of 1960 Scholarship
The Class of 1960 Scholarship is created to encourage and support students who demonstrate leadership while attending WSU. This scholarship is for...
The Class of 1960 Scholarship is created to encourage and support...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline02/15/2020
$3,000.00 Class of 1961 Scholarship
The Class of 1961 Scholarship is created to encourage and support students who demonstrate leadership while attending WSU. This scholarship is for...
The Class of 1961 Scholarship is created to encourage and support...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $3,000.00
Deadline02/15/2020
$500.00 Class of 1962 Scholarship
The Class of 1962 Scholarship is created to encourage and support incoming freshmen, culturally diverse, and transfer students who attend...
The Class of 1962 Scholarship is created to encourage and support...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline02/15/2020
$800.00 Class of 1963 Scholarship
The Class of 1963 Scholarship is created to provide scholarship funds to students at WSU. Criteria 1. Each recipient must be an undergraduate...
The Class of 1963 Scholarship is created to provide scholarship funds to...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $800.00
Deadline02/15/2020
$1,000.00 Classes of 1952 and 1954 Scholarship
Members of the classes of 1952 and 1954 created this scholarship to encourage and support students who demonstrate leadership while attending WSU. ...
Members of the classes of 1952 and 1954 created this scholarship to...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline02/15/2020
$2,500.00 Connell-Christensen Sociology & Psychology
The Connell-Christensen Sociology and Psychology Scholarship was established as a scholarship fund in the Winona State University Foundation. This...
The Connell-Christensen Sociology and Psychology Scholarship was...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $2,500.00
Deadline02/15/2020
$1,000.00 Connie Greylak Memorial Nursing Scholarship
The Connie Greylak Memorial Nursing Scholarship was created to support and encourage non-traditional nursing students at Winona State...
The Connie Greylak Memorial Nursing Scholarship was created to support...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline02/15/2020
$2,500.00 Corey Goodnature Memorial Scholarship
The purpose of the Corey Goodnature Memorial Scholarship Fund is to establish a permanent fund to provide scholarships in Corey’s name to youth...
The purpose of the Corey Goodnature Memorial Scholarship Fund is to...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $2,500.00
Deadline02/15/2020
$1,000.00 Cornwell Family Scholarship
The Cornwell Family Scholarship is for full-time students who have declared a major in English. Criteria 1. Student enrolled full-time in good...
The Cornwell Family Scholarship is for full-time students who have...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline02/15/2020
$500.00 Coulee Rock Club Scholarship
The Coulee Rock Club Scholarship is created for students majoring in geoscience at WSU. Criteria 1. Each recipient must be a declared Geoscience...
The Coulee Rock Club Scholarship is created for students majoring in...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline02/15/2020
$1,000.00 Cynthia Nelson Scholarship
In December of 2017, the Cynthia R. Nelson Scholarship, in honor of Donald and Elaine Nelson was established with the Winona State University...
In December of 2017, the Cynthia R. Nelson Scholarship, in honor of...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline02/15/2020
$1,400.00 Dana Bluhm Reupert Scholarship
The Dana Bluhm Reupert Scholarship is created to encourage and reward students who have declared a major in Elementary Education at WSU and who...
The Dana Bluhm Reupert Scholarship is created to encourage and reward...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $1,400.00
Deadline02/15/2020
$500.00 Daniel & Christine Rand Scholarship
The Daniel and Christine Rand Scholarship was established in the Winona State University Foundation as an annual/endowed scholarship. The...
The Daniel and Christine Rand Scholarship was established in the Winona...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline02/15/2020
$700.00 Daniel Nordquist Scholarship
The Daniel Nordquist Scholarship is created for students majoring in Biology or Chemistry (alternating awards between the two...
The Daniel Nordquist Scholarship is created for students majoring in...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $700.00
Deadline02/15/2020
$1,500.00 Daniel R. Mortensen Family Scholarship in the College of Business
The purpose of the Daniel R. Mortensen Family Scholarship in the College of Business is to encourage and support first generation students in the...
The purpose of the Daniel R. Mortensen Family Scholarship in the College...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline02/15/2020
$1,500.00 Dare Lamberton White Scholarship
The Dare White Scholarship is created for undergraduate students enrolled full-time at WSU. This award is in addition to your Presidential Honor...
The Dare White Scholarship is created for undergraduate students...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline02/15/2020
$2,000.00 Darlene Radsek Scholarship
The Darlene Radsek Scholarship is created for students majoring in WSU’s Communication Arts and Literature teaching program. Students should...
The Darlene Radsek Scholarship is created for students majoring in WSU’s...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline02/15/2020
$1,900.00 David J. & Susan M. Rislove Scholarship
The David and Susan Rislove Scholarship is created to encourage and support students in the Department of Chemistry. Criteria • Each recipient...
The David and Susan Rislove Scholarship is created to encourage and...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $1,900.00
Deadline02/15/2020
$1,200.00 David Ross Patrick & Barbara Gaddis Patrick Scholarship
This scholarship will benefit WSU students majoring in Education. Criteria 1. Each recipient must be an undergraduate student enrolled full-time...
This scholarship will benefit WSU students majoring in...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $1,200.00
Deadline02/15/2020
$1,000.00 Dean Allyn Lanz Scholarship
The Dean Allyn Lanz Scholarship was created to encourage and support students seeking a degree in Mass Communication/Journalism Option. This...
The Dean Allyn Lanz Scholarship was created to encourage and support...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline02/15/2020
$2,000.00 Dean Emanuel Memorial Scholarship in History and Legal Studies
In June 2015, Doug Emanuel established the Dean Emanuel Memorial Scholarship in History and Legal Studies as an endowed fund in the Winona State...
In June 2015, Doug Emanuel established the Dean Emanuel Memorial...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline02/15/2020
$1,000.00 Dennis & Linda Neville Community Service Scholarship
The Dennis and Linda Neville Community Service Scholarship is created for undergraduate sophomore or junior students enrolled at...
The Dennis and Linda Neville Community Service Scholarship is created...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline02/15/2020
$700.00 Department of Mathematics & Statistics Alumni Scholarship
The Department of Mathematics and Statistics Alumni Scholarship is created to encourage and support students from the Department of Mathematics and...
The Department of Mathematics and Statistics Alumni Scholarship is...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $700.00
Deadline02/15/2020
$1,000.00 Derek Bute Memorial Scholarship
The Derek Bute Memorial Scholarship was created in 2016 to support students majoring in Health Exercise and Rehabilitative Sciences. CRITERIA 1....
The Derek Bute Memorial Scholarship was created in 2016 to support...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline02/15/2020
$1,000.00 Derek Harms Leadership Award
In August 2018, the Derek Harms Leadership Award was established with the Winona State University Foundation. The award (scholarship) will benefit...
In August 2018, the Derek Harms Leadership Award was established with...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline02/15/2020
$2,400.00 Dick Traxler Memorial Education Scholarship
The Dick Traxler Memorial Education Scholarship was established in the Winona State University Foundation to benefit students who are majoring in...
The Dick Traxler Memorial Education Scholarship was established in the...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $2,400.00
Deadline02/15/2020
$1,250.00 Doc Howard Daniels Scholarship
The “Doc” Howard Daniels Scholarship is created to provide assistance to promising students who are seeking a degree in Physical...
The “Doc” Howard Daniels Scholarship is created to provide assistance to...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $1,250.00
Deadline02/15/2020
$1,000.00 Dolores Sande Endowed Elementary Education Teaching Scholarship
In 2013, the Dolores Sande Endowed Elementary Education Teaching Scholarship was established in the Winona State University Foundation. The...
In 2013, the Dolores Sande Endowed Elementary Education Teaching...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline02/15/2020
$1,000.00 Don & Phyllis Fick Scholarship
The Don and Phyllis Fick Scholarship is for students who have declared a Chemistry major. Criteria A. Recipient must be enrolled full-time at...
The Don and Phyllis Fick Scholarship is for students who have declared a...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline02/15/2020
$1,000.00 Donna Lundberg Teacher Education Scholarship
The Donna Lundberg Teacher Education Scholarship was created for students majoring in teacher education. Criteria • Each recipient must be an...
The Donna Lundberg Teacher Education Scholarship was created for...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline02/15/2020
$1,800.00 Doris E. Pennell Scholarship
The Doris E. Pennell Scholarship is created for students majoring in WSU’s Elementary Eduation program. Criteria 1. Each recipient must be an...
The Doris E. Pennell Scholarship is created for students majoring in...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $1,800.00
Deadline02/15/2020
$500.00 Doris Riede Scholarship
The Doris Riede Scholarship is created for sophomore students at WSU.
The Doris Riede Scholarship is created for sophomore students at WSU.
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline02/15/2020
$1,000.00 Dorothy McLaughlin Memorial Scholarship
The Dorothy C. McLaughlin Memorial Scholarship to benefit non-traditional students who are returning to school to be an elementary education...
The Dorothy C. McLaughlin Memorial Scholarship to benefit...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline02/15/2020
$250.00 Dorothy Purtzer Scholarship
The Dorothy Purtzer Scholarship is created for students majoring in the WSU’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences. Criteria 1. Each recipient...
The Dorothy Purtzer Scholarship is created for students majoring in the...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $250.00
Deadline02/15/2020
$500.00 Dr. David Essar Scholarship
The David Essar Scholarship is created to encourage and support students majoring in Biology at WSU with an emphasis in the Pre-denistry...
The David Essar Scholarship is created to encourage and support students...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline02/15/2020
$700.00 Dr. Jack Kane Scholarship
The Dr. Jack Kane Scholarship was created for students who live in the residence hall and must be on a 14-or-more meal plan. This scholarship is...
The Dr. Jack Kane Scholarship was created for students who live in the...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $700.00
Deadline02/15/2020
$1,200.00 Dr. James A. Martin Chatfield High School Renewable Scholarship
The Dr. James A. Martin Chatfield High School (CHS) Renewable Scholarship was established in the Winona State University Foundation as an annual...
The Dr. James A. Martin Chatfield High School (CHS) Renewable...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $1,200.00
Deadline02/15/2020
$1,000.00 Dr. Jim & Shirley Mootz Family Scholarship
In February 2017, the Dr. Jim and Shirley Mootz Family Scholarship was established in the Winona State University Foundation to encourage and...
In February 2017, the Dr. Jim and Shirley Mootz Family Scholarship was...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline02/15/2020
$1,600.00 Dr. Joseph H. Foegen Scholarship
The Dr. Joseph H. Foegen Scholarship is for students who have declared a major in WSU’s Business Administration – General or Human Resources...
The Dr. Joseph H. Foegen Scholarship is for students who have declared a...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $1,600.00
Deadline02/15/2020
$2,000.00 Dr. Lawrence Brynestad Memorial Scholarship
The Dr. Lawrence Brynestad Memorial Scholarship is created to honor the memory of Dr. Brynestad and support students who demonstrate the...
The Dr. Lawrence Brynestad Memorial Scholarship is created to honor the...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline02/15/2020
$1,000.00 Dr. Robert & Barbara DuFresne Scholarship
The Dr. Robert and Barbara Dufresne Scholarship is created to give assistance to students at WSU. Criteria • Each recipient must be an...
The Dr. Robert and Barbara Dufresne Scholarship is created to give...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline02/15/2020
$550.00 Dr. Robert Newberry Professional Selling Annual Scholarship
In April 2018, the Dr. Robert Newberry Professional Selling Annual Scholarship was established as an annual fund in the Winona State University...
In April 2018, the Dr. Robert Newberry Professional Selling Annual...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $550.00
Deadline02/15/2020
$550.00 Dr. Shirley Newberry RN to BSN Annual Scholarship
In April 2018, the Dr. Shirley Newberry RN to BSN Scholarship was established as an annual fund in the Winona State University Foundation. The...
In April 2018, the Dr. Shirley Newberry RN to BSN Scholarship was...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $550.00
Deadline02/15/2020
$1,200.00 Dr. Stanley A. Arbingast Scholarship
The Dr. Stanley A. Arbingast Scholarship is for undergraduate students who are enrolled full-time at Winona State University. Criteria 1. Each...
The Dr. Stanley A. Arbingast Scholarship is for undergraduate students...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $1,200.00
Deadline02/15/2020
$700.00 Dr. Warren W. & Shirley Haesly Pre-Med Scholarship
The Dr. Warren W. and Shirley Haesly Pre-Med Scholarship is created for students pursuing the Pre-Professional Program in Pre-Medicine at...
The Dr. Warren W. and Shirley Haesly Pre-Med Scholarship is created for...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $700.00
Deadline02/15/2020
$1,000.00 Duane & Edwina Wolfe Math Education Scholarship
The Duane and Edwina Wolfe Math Education Scholarship is created for students majoring in WSU’s Mathematics Education program. Criteria 1. Each...
The Duane and Edwina Wolfe Math Education Scholarship is created for...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline02/15/2020
$500.00 Duane Petersen Scholarship
The Duane Petersen Scholarship is created for students who have declared a major in Economics or Finance. Criteria • Each recipient must have a...
The Duane Petersen Scholarship is created for students who have declared...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline02/15/2020